Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: '85 300TD
Location: Cape Cod
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RE: Something Bush is not telling us
Here is how the bill looks:
we hereby authorize the spending of ($x) for said items below:
1. guns and ammo for iraqi mission
2. new armored humvees to replace blown up non-armored ones
We propose to pay for it by doing the following:
1. adding the debt to the budget deficit, thusly growing the national debt.
So, Kerry says: Ok, we should have done this before, so of course we want the troops to have the guns ammo and hummers. BUT, I can't endorse the method of paying for it. Let's work on a different way to pay for it. Not enough people think that it's important to find a different way to pay for it, so the bill stays in that form; kerry having voted no. I'm sure if it said "We propose to pay for it by rolling back the dumbass $300 tax cut W. insisted on giving people while simultaneously raising the cost of almost all consumer goods by well over that amount per person per year" He'd have gone for it...
Imagine your kid writing a similar paper:
I propose to help little old ladies cross the street.
To do so, I will steal a moped from the coffee shop up the street when nobody is looking, and then once I've helped the little old ladies, I will cruise around playing "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins.
You'd agree that the proposition was a good idea, but not the method of implementation. It's not that sophisticated. It is, however, something you'd learn how to identify and handle in any intro to philosophy course.
Because we don't have line item veto, there is almost always something ugly to each party in every bill/appropriation/etc, that can be used by hacks to convince dolt voters that so and so voted for/against x,y, or z. Every congressional voting record is riddled with horrendous examples of inconsistencies due to trying to kill a rider, or disagreement with a procedural point, or any number of reasons. It's not as simple as cheif dolt W. would like for you to believe. It's not nearly as simple as my explanation, but maybe you'll come along just a smidge towards reality.
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